Upper caste people warn, Dalit bride rides mare under police protection in Rajasthan

"The bride's family members had lodged a complaint that some influential people of upper caste had warned them against carrying out the bride's procession on a mare," the SHO of Khinwara police station, Rajuram Seervi said.

By: PTI | Jaipur | Updated: July 3, 2017 10:03 pm
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A 23-year-old would-be bride’s family had a wish- that she would ride a mare for the wedding, something no Dalit in Gudha Durjan village of Pali district had ever dared. But, Leela Meghwal and her family were allegedly threatened by some influential upper-caste people which prompted them to seek police protection.

A team of police officials reached the village and Leela rode the mare on Sunday night with the police escorting her. “The bride’s family members had lodged a complaint that some influential people of upper caste had warned them against carrying out the bride’s procession on a mare,” the SHO Khinwara police station, Rajuram Seervi, told news agency PTI.

Today, Leela was wedded to Himmata Ram at a ceremony under police protection, Seervi said.

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    Satish Anjaneyappa
    Jul 5, 2017 at 7:47 am
    What the f k wrong with people.. Only higher caste basta to do all those things ?? #ChangeIndia
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      Ivan
      Jul 4, 2017 at 4:50 pm
      Hey Dalits, since when did you come to horses? Horses are for rajputs and their harems. What? What is that you say? That this is the 21st century? Not in Rajasthan! Now off the horse and back to your village.
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        Proud Bhakt
        Jul 4, 2017 at 11:11 am
        Dalits should not use mares or horses. It is only meant for Upper Castes. BJP govt in rajasthan should enact law to enforce these Hindu social norms .
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          sheiksaleem
          Jul 4, 2017 at 12:18 pm
          ha ha ha jiske soch he ithne gatya he usko kya bolna ..
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            Jaya
            Jul 5, 2017 at 7:59 am
            As krishna says in Bhagwad Gita, the castes are not divided by birth, but by 'Guna and karma '. ' Chatur varnam mama srushtva. Guna karma vibhaga shayaha.'
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